What is included in patient education about calcium channel blocker (CCB) toxicity?

Updated: Jan 04, 2021
  • Author: B Zane Horowitz, MD, FACMT; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Educate parents and grandparents who take calcium channel blocker (CCB) medications about the importance of keeping these drugs out of the reach of children. CCBs should be kept in childproof bottles. In addition, all homes should have the number of the poison control center (800-222-1222) posted on or near their telephones for use in an emergency. Calling this number connects the caller to his or her regional poison control center. 

For patient education information, see First Aid for Poisoning in Children and Child Safety Proofing.


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